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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Bone Grafting Materials: Procedures, Options, and Considerations

Categories: Oral Surgery

Author(s): James C. Cope, DDS

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this course is to provide information on bone graft materials. After completing this course, the reader should be able to:

1. List current indications for intraoral bone grafting procedures;
2. Review the types of bone graft materials that are available;
3. Describe the process for bone remodeling and for bone grafting; and,
4. List and describe desirable characteristics for bone graft materials, including alloplasts.


Intraoral bone grafting has become a routine procedure with several indications. Options for bone graft materials include host-derived autogenous grafts, donor humanderived allografts, and animal-derived xenografts and alloplasts manufactured from synthetic materials. Ideally, a bone graft material is osteogenic, osteoconductive, and osteoinductive. Interest in synthetic materials has increased in part due to their ready availability and patient acceptance. This course reviews options for bone grafting, the biologic process for bone remodeling and bone grafting, and clinical results reported with bone graft materials.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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